About the Homestay

Rural Amazing views
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

House:
Fun bright colors, preppy mid century modern meets cheeky Scandinavian.
The Big and Juicy Grape is as its name.
"Room" is having entire home to yourself.
Split level shotgun style home.
We do have a half bath downstairs and a very comfortable sleeper convertible in the living room, but the home's full bath with shower/tub is upstairs. Place is great for children too, but small children will need full adult supervision as there is a staircase and a brick fireplace in the home. Home is a shoe free relaxation temple, we provide complimentary slippers to keep the street at the street! We want you to feel comfortable laying down to kick back on the cushy carpeted floor. The house has a north eastern front, a fenced in yard with trees and a concrete patio area. There is a living room with a fireplace, a half bath, a dining area, fully equipped kitchen with access to the yard in the first level. The second level has two bedrooms, a free standing AC atop stairs landing, a full bath with combination shower tub. You’ll be surprised, The Big and Juicy Grape packs charm within its love filled walls and even views! We have a lot of love for the place and because of that we can offer a promise that such love will show throughout the house.
One same property with 2 detached living quarters one across the other. We live F/T in one of them.

Availability Status and Updates:
Please check our calendar but feel free to inquire. We check our messages frequently and normally reply to inquiries very well within the hour. The Big and Juicy Grape (Yes...funky name, but it just felt right) recently underwent major facelift, pictures of interior are updated.
"Room" stands for entire place.
"Light breakfast" stands for cereal, milk, oatmeal, fruit, coffee, tea, breakfast bars.

Hosts/Anfitriones:
Richard and I are very approachable, kind, and fun. We open our hearts, our minds, and our doors to kind people of all walks of life and backgrounds always finding that we have something in common with everyone we meet.
We like to find or make fun where we are. Sonoma Valley and its surroundings have a lot to offer. We love living and working here. We enjoy the outdoors, motorcycling, kayaking, hiking, and going out to the bays (bays, plural!). I am an artist and though Richard says he isn't artistic, he really actually is...he has a great eye! We hope you'll find some of who we are and the love we have for our little spot at the base of the Mayacamas throughout the house. Our goal: your comfort & convenience. We are well rooted here and there is another way to see the world: open your doors to its people! We hope you get to like our place, we even named it... Come and kick back at The Big and Juicy Grape.

*Cualquier pregunta en Español, no dude en contactarnos. Richard me puede pasar mensaje. Yó (Isabel) soy bilingüe.

Interaction with guests:
-As little or as much as our guests need during their stay.
-We like to get to know our guests prior to booking/check-in in order to know how suitable our HomeStay is for their needs.
-We welcome new HomeStay users as long as the following criteria is met:
☺A profile that shares with us and the HomeStay community a little bit about themselves and their interests, completed with verified email, verified mobile phone number, a picture of self and location where they're traveling from.
☺Inquiries which include their understanding of our HomeStay's rules, booking, payment and cancellation policies; a description of number of guests, names, ages; and short statement of purpose of visit.
☺Willing to meet us hosts the day of check-in.

House neighborhood:
The Big and Juicy Grape it's on its own private lot located in a small complex of similarly built houses, nestled at the base of the Mayacama mountains. The shared uphill driveway starts at the highway and it dead ends at a green space where large ancient oaks compliment the adjacent rows of grapes. The location is quite convenient, near everything but also very private. Every one of the other houses which share the private driveway are full time local residents.
Minutes from downtown, pedal your way to The Plaza! Though I actually jog over, it is a great workout! We are within walkiing distance to multiple vineyards and all the great family ran restaurants, markets, shops and galleries along Sonoma Higway.

Transport:
Sonoma County Transit bus stops within walking distance for local and connecting bus services. From our closest bus stop reach local routes and connecting trips to Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, San Rafael and from there the entire Bay Area. Got Clipper?
Plenty of Uber, Lyft and wine tour services.
The house has 2 designated parking spaces if you're driving yourself.

Our Valley:
The Big and Juicy Grape is in the Agua Caliente area of Sonoma Valley. It is vibrant and energetic. Our Hispanic heritage is prevalent in the colors, sounds, sights and the tempting scents of Sonoma highway as you walk, pedal, ride or drive heading towards downtown Sonoma, passing (or downright stopping at) multiple non-chain/non-franchised restaurants and truly local and real small mom & pop establishments.
Come visit our valley's top ranking wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, farms, restaurants, pubs, foodie trucks, galleries, boutiques... Come enjoy museums, plazas, parks, small town biking, sidewalking/window shopping, hike our trails... Enjoy the beauty of rolling hills covered in grapes leafing in all colors, and oak, maple, walnut and olive trees on your way to kayaking our rivers and lakes or sailing the bay.
Sonoma Valley has gained being named number 1 small town to visit in the USA, and we wish to extend an invitation to come, let us host your stay at The Big and Juicy Grape, and fall in love with our valley!

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

   

The Big and Juicy Grape
From $150 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 5

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

HomeStay consists of entire living quarters incl. 2BR, 1 & 1/2BA, Kitchen, livingroom, parking and patio. Our property consists of two 2 bedroom houses. We live full time in one, we welcome your visit to the other. Thank you!

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$150
$150
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About the Area

The Big and Juicy Grape it's on its own private lot located in a small complex of similarly built houses, nestled at the base of the Mayacama mountains. The shared uphill driveway starts at the highway and it dead ends at a green space where large ancient oaks compliment the adjacent rows of grapes. The location is quite convenient, near everything but also very private. Every one of the other houses which share the private driveway are full time local residents. Minutes from downtown, pedal your way to The Plaza! Though I actually jog over, it is a great workout! We are within walkiing distance to multiple vineyards and all the great family ran restaurants, markets, shops and galleries along Sonoma Higway.

Sonoma County Transit bus stops within walking distance for local and connecting bus services. From our closest bus stop reach local routes and connecting trips to Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, San Rafael and from there the entire Bay Area. Got Clipper?
Plenty of Uber, Lyft and wine tour services.
The house has 2 designated parking spaces if you're driving yourself.

The Big and Juicy Grape is in the Agua Caliente area of Sonoma Valley. It is vibrant and energetic. Our Hispanic heritage is prevalent in the colors, sounds, sights and the tempting scents of Sonoma highway as you walk, pedal, ride or drive heading towards downtown Sonoma, passing (or downright stopping at) multiple non-chain/non-franchised restaurants and truly local and real small mom & pop establishments.
Come visit our valley's top ranking wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, farms, restaurants, pubs, foodie trucks, galleries, boutiques... Come enjoy museums, plazas, parks, small town biking, sidewalking/window shopping, hike our trails... Enjoy the beauty of rolling hills covered in grapes leafing in all colors, and oak, maple, walnut and olive trees on your way to kayaking our rivers and lakes or sailing the bay.
Sonoma Valley has gained being named number 1 small town to visit in the USA, and we wish to extend an invitation to come, let us host your stay at The Big and Juicy Grape, and fall in love with our valley!

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

*No pets
*No smoking inside home. We have an outdoor ashtray container in patio. If employed, please do not dispose of any smoking related waste in any of the receptacles inside home, leave in outdoor ashtray container.
*Shoe Free Temple, keep the street at the street! (Complimentary new slippers provided if you don't bring any, just let us know so we have them waiting for you!)
*All children must have full supervision at all times due to staircase and brick fireplace in home.
*One covertible sleeper in livingroom & half bath downstairs, but house's only shower is upstairs.
*Quiet hours 10P - 8A, house is in a rural private complex of full time resident family homes: no partying.
*Max occupancy of 5 people.
*Names and ages of all visiting guests must be submitted to hosts.
*Makes and models of vehicles must be submitted to hosts the day of check-in. (We understand, if renting a car, this information may not be available at time of booking).

*Booking Policies:
Minimum Stay: 2 night
Maximum Stay: 2 weeks (Extended stays allowed with a re-booking interruption)
Check-in: 3:00PM
Check-out: 11:00AM
*Early check-ins: Not allowed, but do inquire us to see if we can arrange such to be possible for you.
*Late chek-outs: Not allowed. We have scheduled immediate post-check-out inspections and cleaning services. Late check-outs will incur extra charges.
Base rate: (Please see base rate as standard. Rate varies on the dates chosen)
$150.00/night.+ 12% TOT County Ordinance + $75 post-stay cleaning fee.
Security Deposit:
$300.00

***Payment:
Half of rate & tax + entire security deposit due at time of booking, Other half of rate & tax + cleaning fee payable 7 days before check-in time.
Free cancellation: (except for booking fee)
If made within 48hrs. after time of booking and before 14 full calendar days of Check-in time.
Cancellation with penalty:
If made before 7 full calendar days of Check-in time, half of rate & tax will be refunded but entire security deposit will be kept.
Cancellation with no refund:
If made within 7 full calendar days leading to Check-in time.

☺We like to get to know our guests prior to booking/check-in in order to know how suitable our HomeStay is for their needs.
☺We welcome new HomeStay users as long as the following criteria is met:
☺A profile that shares with us and the HomeStay community a little bit about themselves and their interests, completed with verified email, verified mobile phone number, a picture of self and location where they're traveling from.
☺Inquiries which include their understanding of our HomeStay's rules, booking, payment and cancellation policies; a description of number of guests, names, ages; and short statement of purpose of visit.
☺Willing to meet us hosts the day of check-in.

*Contacting Hosts:
Please message us thru website, we are very responsive and normally contact you back within the hour. Let us know if you need any estimates, help you with your itinerary (check in - check out instructions, directions to HomeStay space, etc...), or just want to know more about our valley.

Smoking is not allowed.

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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